MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you think Tuesday’s is all about Republicans across the state heading to the polls to cast their votes in the Florida primary, think again.
Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike will go to the polls to cast their ballots in a number of municipal elections.
In Miami-Dade County, there are two charter changes on the ballot in which voters of all parties may participate. One of the changes deals with increasing the time allowed to circulate initiatory petitions from 60 to 120 days.
The other question concerns county commissioners. The Home Rule Charter change would require that those elected to the commission would: Devote full-time service to the office of County Commissioner and hold no other employment, no longer receive the $6,000 annual salary established in 1957, but receive instead the salary provided by state formula, adjusted annually (currently approximately $92,097) and serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms in office.
In Broward, there are no county wide ballot issues. However, municipal elections will be held Ft. Lauderdale, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Hillsboro Beach and Wilton Manors.
Ft. Lauderdale – Mayor’s Race
John P. ‘Jack’ Seiler
Earl B. Rynerson, Jr.
Ft. Lauderdale – Commission Seat (District II)
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea – Commission Seat – Seat 3
Edmund Fred Malkoon
Lighthouse Point – Commission Seat – Seat 1
Lighthouse Point – Commission Seat – Seat 3
Susie E. Gordon
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Lysengen
Parkland – Commission Seat – District 1
John A. Willis
Pembroke Pines – Commission – District 2
Pembroke Pines – Commission – District 3
Iris A. Siple
Christopher Max Ziadie
Voters in Hillsboro Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes and Wilton Manors will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to give their elected officials a pass on the county’s new Code of Ethics. Voters in Wilton Manors will also vote on voluntary service and a police referendum.
In Monroe County, all registered voters may vote on a county school question.
In the cities of Marathon and Islamorada, all registered voters may also vote on municipal questions. Voters in Marathon are being asked if the county commission should pursue commercial airline service at a minimum of two inbound and two outbound flights daily between Marathon and either Miami or Fort Lauderdale or another major airport? They are also being asked whether they would support a taxing district or other local government funding mechanism to pay for, or subsidize, the commercial airline service.
In Islamorada, voters are being asked if the Village Charter should be amended to eliminate runoff elections and provided that the candidate in each seat who receives the highest number of votes cast for that seat wins.
Voters must vote at their assigned polling place listed on their voter information card.
Voters must provide identification that contains both a photo and signature in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include driver’s license (or ID card issued by a Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles), United States passport, employee badge, military or student ID card, buyer’s club ID card, and retirement center or neighborhood association ID card. If the picture identification does not contain a signature, an additional identification with a signature will be required.
The polling locations in all three counties will be open until 7 p.m.